Side Effects

Zolpidem, a primarily used medication for the short-term treatment of sleep issues, which is also retailed as Ambien, however, the generic form of it is well-known as Zolpidem. This drug may lead to a number of negative side effects once consumed with any other type of drug, particularly when it is not taken properly in the right dosage. Ambien is widely recommended to help people in treating insomnia and a few of the other short-term sleep disorders. It is found in the drug series named as imidazopyridines. It is generally suggested and used over the advice and direction of a physician.

However, yet there are certain likely side effects for short term. Some of them which can happen are given below as follows:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Allergy
  • Sinusitis
  • Back pain and drugged feeling

In addition to treating sleeping problems, it is also recommended for treating certain things similar to the following:

  • A few types of memory disorders
  • Reduces the time to sleep onset by about 15 minutes
  • Aids people to stay asleep longer when consumed at larger dosages

Consumers may also become hallucinations, be incapable to sleep, dry mouth, lethargy, and people who suffer from sore throat. They may also become more sensitive to abdominal pain and rashes. Occasionally, they may face serious issues, such as becoming depressed, constipation, heart palpitations, lightheadedness, and various other sleeping difficulties. If a person suffers from any of the above side effects, he or she should consult a physician or have to visit an ER without any delay.

The additional issues that occur sometimes are:

  • Anormal dreams
  • Amnesia
  • Memory loss
  • Chest pain
  • Depression
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Sleeping problems

All of the above challenging side effects are possible, whereas a few are infrequent while others are seen more usually. It even has withdrawal symptoms if somebody attempts to quit Ambien. Upper and lower respiratory infections are the two most common issues.

Less common are the side effects include:

  • Headache and drowsiness
  • Being dizzy
  • Getting fatigued
  • Feeling depressed
  • Diarrhea
  • Experiencing hallucinations
  • Losing your memory

Very few people have these issues, however, they can occur when they are on Ambien. Certain people may also have serious psychological effects when they are on Ambien like sleepiness, impaired psychomotor, and cognitive function.

Further severe, but occasional side effects like:

  • Becoming psychotic
  • Not able to sleep
  • Increase the risk of falls and hip fracture
  • Sleep apnea
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Liver problems
  • Psychotic illness

These side effects might even occur with the withdrawal of the drug. The lowest streak is that all of the above discussed side effects in this article might occur only if a person consumes Ambien. If a person to acquire any of the above side effects, he or she should report it to a doctor before suffering from more severe complications.